Affordable Care Act

healthcare guides

24 Health Insurance Terms Explained in Plain English

Learn what premiums, deductibles, copays are and how they work together.
Susan Rinkunas
11.9.18
healthcare guides

All the Questions You Should Ask Your Insurance Company Before You Have a Baby

The Tonic guide to navigating health insurance for pregnant people, including how to get insurance, what's covered, and what steps you need to take before the baby arrives.
Jessica Migala
9.26.18
Fighting Words

Brett Kavanaugh Is a Threat to Disabled People’s Rights

Kavanaugh’s record suggests he doesn’t recognize the inherent humanity and value of the disability community at large.
S.E. Smith
9.18.18
healthcare

The States Attacking Obamacare Would Suffer the Most If Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions Goes Away

Nine of the 11 states with the highest rates of pre-existing conditions have signed onto the lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act.
Harriet Rowan, Kaiser Health News
7.19.18
healthcare

Obamacare Prices Will Increase 15 Percent Next Year

Trump administration changes to the law are to blame, per a new analysis.
Susan Rinkunas
5.24.18
healthcare

Despite What Trump Says, the Obamacare Tax Penalty Is Still in Effect

The individual mandate doesn't go away until 2019, but some confused people have already canceled their health coverage.
Emily Bazar, Kaiser Health News
3.1.18
healthcare

All the Ways Donald Trump Has Sabotaged Obamacare [Updated]

It's death by a thousand cuts.
Susan Rinkunas
2.21.18
healthcare

Trump’s New Health Plans Are Only Cheaper Because They Offer Less Coverage

Most short-term coverage excludes benefits for maternity care, preventive care, mental health services, or substance abuse treatment.
Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
2.21.18
healthcare

What to Do if You Missed the Deadline to Buy Health Insurance

The deadline for Obamacare plans has passed in most places.
Jessica Migala
1.31.18
immigration

Fear of Deportation Is Scaring Legal Immigrants Out of Getting Healthcare

People are afraid their information will be used to find their undocumented relatives.
Jesse Hicks
1.22.18
healthcare

Being 26 and Off Your Parents' Insurance Sucks Even More in 2017

Thanks to the Trump administration, there's less resources and information on signing up for health plans.
Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
12.11.17
birth control

These States Guarantee Free Birth Control No Matter What Trump Does

Regardless of what happens to Obamacare, they have us covered.
Michelle Malia
11.30.17
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